20 February, 2020

Increasing allowed nproc in Centos 7

The nproc are the number of proces units a user can start; This is managed in the file : /etc/security/limits.confbut can be overwritten in /etc/security/limits.d/ normally in /etc/security/limits.d/20-nproc.conf which has priority over the limits.conf file. To check how many nproc’s you are using, you need to include the amount of threads, this can be seen […]

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17 February, 2020

bare minimum samba share on Centos 8

This is a quick guide on how I got a simple samba (4.10.x) share to work on Centos 8.1.1911 (Core) and Windows 10 Enterprise (1903). By god this should not be so hard, but it f*cking is. Generic setup Install samba : yum install samba edit /etc/samba/smb.conf change the workgroup, netbios name and security, add […]

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12 February, 2020

Proxmox upgrading from 5.4.* -> 6.1-7

It’s the first time I’m upgrading Proxmox’s; There is luckily good documentation on the upgrade path; So this is only a small summary of how I did the upgrade of a few standalone proxmox machines; (big note : this is for non cluster proxmox) First I upgrade everything to the latest : apt-get update && apt-get […]

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11 February, 2020

create ntfs partition on Centos

I could already read ntfs file systems  but creating one seems to require more packages; I was surprised as I installed ntfs-3g but still could no run : [[email protected] ~]# mkfs -t ntfs /dev/sda1 mkfs.ntfs: No such file or directory The solution is a tiny other package : yum install ntfsprogs And magically : mkfs -t […]

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04 December, 2019

Set IPMI to use DHCP


21 November, 2019

Disable 2FA in Proxmox 6

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